Hypothesis:
Craigslist is a powerful tool. You can use it to get an apartment, find a job, or have sex with a prostitute. In college I was surprised to find out my good friend was one of the latter. He'd started on a whim after meeting some Craigslist sex workers at a party, and now he was making $100 to receive a blowjob. (Don't get too excited, straight guys — he was getting the BJ from another dude.) And one of the girls he met at that party sold her panties on the site for $200 a pair. I'd heard rumors about this kind of thing for years, but here was proof it was possible. Two-hundred bucks for underwear? I wasn't up for posing in my panties, but I could totally do that! Unlike sex for money, selling used underwear didn't feel inherently sleazy or immoral. And sure, a guy buying panties online might seem a little off, but in the words of my friend the Craigslist gigolo, "Just because a guy's a panty-sniffer doesn't make him a bad person." After years of flirting with the idea, it was time for me to find out: can a girl make easy money off her dirty laundry? And how much money are we talking?

Materials:
• panties (worn)
• the internet
• girl parts
• fake name/e-mail account
• bodyguard
• several people in my phone I promised to text after each panty drop off so they would know I wasn't dead

Method:
My main concern (and everyone else's) was my personal safety. So the sensible way to sell my panties seemed to be a mail-order system, until I realized you can only set up a Paypal account in your legal name. My legal name is Meghan Pleticha. Go ahead, Google that. I'm the only hit. Alternatively, I could have them send me a check, which gave them my home address (I don't have a P.O. box) and my name. Somehow, meeting in person (with an escort, of course) actually seemed like the most sensible way to do it. I decided to make it a selling point.

Nervous, I e-mailed my friend the Craigslist prostitute to ask for advice.

He suggested I check out what other people were posting, make up a story about how I'm an impoverished college girl (not far off — I'm an impoverished journalist), and maybe start out asking for $100 per pair, adjusting the price up or down depending on people's response. So I set up an e-mail account under the name "Janey Didit" and posted the following:

"I'm a college girl who just started school in the city and really need some cash for books and stuff. I have a bunch of panties I don't need any more — some are super-cute, some are kind of old! It's $25 for the not-so-nice pairs, but I have some more expensive lacy stuff too. Serious inquiries only please!"

The e-mails started coming in, but not a lot of them wanted my panties. More common were responses like, "I'm not interested in buying panties, but do you like to have your feet worshipped?" The few who did ask for underwear all wanted something more: pictures. They got a standard response:

"Hey, I don't have pics of me in the panties, but here's a shot for you. If you'd like, I can meet you in a cafe wearing the panties (tell me what kind you like) and then go to the bathroom, come out and discreetly give them too you. $100."

Attached was the above picture. Some guys responded asking for more pictures of me, and I was ecstatic. They didn't even question the $100 asking price! But when I said no pictures of my face and no pictures of me in the panties, the responses dried up. And when I started getting more responses complaining that my asking price was too high, I started to suspect that the men agreeing to $100 just wanted to get pictures of me in my underwear for free.

This was the sketchiness I was hoping to avoid, but I was desperate for a sale. I had posted my first ad nearly a week ago, my asking price had dropped from $100 to $40, but still no takers. I didn't like this kind of bartering. Not only do I suck at negotiating, but it was making me feel like a whore after all. I'd envisioned a wallet full of Benjamins and a drawer of new panties. I hadn't envisioned myself — and I'm cringing as I write this — making extravagant promises about how "juicy" my panties were. I was selling myself. It felt gross. I got very close to forgetting the whole thing.

Then I got an e-mail from Kris, who in a very polite and brief e-mail assured me, "I have done this a bunch of times, so I know how to handle myself and the women always leave happy." Finally!

Commentarium (105 Comments)

Oct 28 09 - 3:34pm
KOP

Good test, but ultimately a strange and creepy behavior to buy panties online.

Jun 26 12 - 1:32am
Naughtymuses

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Oct 28 09 - 5:10pm
JAM

my friends paid for a trip around the world doing things. no doubt, it is work...BRAVO!

Sep 30 11 - 9:43am
kyle

am interested in buying sum if you are female

Dec 19 11 - 3:01pm
Female

Ok

Feb 17 12 - 3:09pm
Jimmy_Penguin

i would love to buy some girls used panties

Apr 13 12 - 1:18am
Marianna

u can buy me some if u want :)

Oct 28 09 - 8:43pm
URB

This is something I've always been curious about. Maybe the author would have had an easier time in Japan...

Dec 19 11 - 3:01pm
Notanidiot

Yeah, maybe

Oct 28 09 - 9:22pm
CB

@URB Ha! In Japan they have used panties in vending machines, so I would assume this author would have a lot of competition.

Nov 17 11 - 12:57pm
zach moon

I would like to have panties if you are a female

Dec 19 11 - 3:01pm
a female

ok

Oct 28 09 - 9:39pm
PW

This was brilliant! Not only did you get the money for the panties, but for selling the story to nerve and you'll have something you can tell people FOREVER!

Oct 28 09 - 10:01pm
LB

She makes this sound so hard... it is easy money. About 6-7 years ago I was selling not only used panties but also dirty sneakers on eBay and making a killing. Yes, I always included a picture of myself in said garment. Unfortunately eBay changed their policy on selling "used" garments.

Feb 20 12 - 1:50pm
mishmosh

I agree it's not hard at all! Dating, recommending a book, job interviews...everything we do involves selling and marketing! 90% of my ads are on CL and the rest on Backpages...yes it's true, there are many fakers looking to have sex but who cares, ignore them you're in control of your treats :) I average $300-$500 monthly and it's mostly done by mail--I only meet my trusted regulars. They say my panties are "addicting" hahaha! Anyway, it's a fun and I enjoy fulfilling panty fetishes :)

Oct 29 09 - 9:50pm
AK

This article was great, it's nice to know not everyone is totally comfortable with letting strangers have their dirty underwear!

Dec 19 11 - 3:02pm
ronnie

are you for real?

Oct 30 09 - 2:01am
Jzc

cool. wish men can sell used underwear.....or maybe we can?!?

Feb 27 11 - 8:51pm
Darlene

There was a guy in Philadelphia who used to buy men's dirty underwear, but the police caught up with him. Savitz was his name. My boyfriend at the time made a lot of money from this guy. Creepy

Aug 30 11 - 10:31pm
Miklarsn

What is illegal about buying underwear. I dont get it?

Dec 19 11 - 3:02pm
peteryeah

@Miklarn - are you a freaking idiot? it is dangerous. life is dangerous.

Aug 27 12 - 1:10pm
So?

Doesn't mean it should be illegal. Plenty of dangerous things are legal. If someone wants to sell their underwear and someone wants to buy it, let them. C'est la vie!

Oct 30 09 - 7:24pm
ko

I would totally do this but I would opt for a mailing system.......piccs from neck down would be fine ........anyone got advice on the best way to start?

Feb 27 11 - 9:02pm
Darlene

I'm going to give it a shot. I'll let you know how it goes ko. I hear vacuum packing them- keeps the smell fresh. And they pay extra for panties worn for a few days. Whatever ! I used to be a phone sex operator until my oldest son got to be around the age that I was "playing". Now with the undies- I have a perfect cover. I wear decorative masks- with feathers and sequins- like Mardi Gras. They hide your face while adding to the sexy erotic nature of the game. They are just decorations on the wall to everybody else, but at night they go to work !

Aug 30 11 - 10:35pm
Mikl

No offense but I dont think your panties will sell. Take it from a panty snuffer, I wouldnt buyem from ya;

Oct 12 11 - 6:14pm
Real man

Look Mikl there are two kinds of men in this world those that are strait and those that are gay. OK! There is a world of a difference. You just happen to be a fag, so go smell men's jockstraps and let us real men smell pussy, as real men do not criticize, unlike fags like you that do that all day long. Got it bitch!

Oct 31 09 - 1:59pm
RTB

@Jzc: i'm sure men can. but only to other men. unless you're tom jones.

Dec 19 11 - 3:03pm
tomjones

yes?

Oct 31 09 - 2:03pm
RTB

@ko: you're really stumped at how to do this after reading this article? how are you even on the internet?

step1: buy panties
step2: ???
step3: profit!

Dec 19 11 - 3:03pm
haroldy

step4: stop being a bell end

Nov 01 09 - 11:30am
FU

Women profit off of portraying all men as evil. Women are the real sexist chauvinistic pigs.

Feb 27 11 - 9:10pm
Darlene

Women profit by being women. By being what they want- a chef in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. We know what men want. Supply and demand. The oldest story in the book. Evil has nothing to do with it. A women should be GGG- Good, Giving, and Game. I'll try anything once, twice if I like it. To me that's part of being in a relationship.

Nov 03 09 - 1:31am
ZFC

@RTB, South Park reference? If it was intentional I liked it. Well done.

Nov 07 09 - 1:41pm
MRA

Have you heard of ebanned?

Dec 19 11 - 3:04pm
ebanned

yes

Mar 24 12 - 4:05am
knowsalot

ebanned is a scam. My ex sells on there and she uses tofu and cheese to create a smell. She's 30 years older than she claims and her pictures are photo shopped. Gives the fl keys a bad name.

Nov 09 09 - 8:29pm
jm

My wife went through menopause last year. The loss of that intoxicating scent from her pussy is something I miss so much I could see myself doing this. $100? No problem.

Feb 24 11 - 4:23pm
FetishLioness

Might you be interested in an open minded woman who can provide you with scented panties, and would your wife be ok with such an arrangement?

Dec 19 11 - 3:04pm
an open minded woman

hm

Feb 15 12 - 11:50am
Jack Off

What if the panties are from a crazy guy that buys then then pees on them yuk

Nov 16 09 - 9:56pm
rot

i'd take a free pair..who says i would sniff em

Feb 27 11 - 9:13pm
Darlene

What you do with your stuff is fair game. We don't want to know LOL Obviously we are already freaked out as it is. I don't think free samples are going to be available.

Dec 01 09 - 7:23pm
K

Shit, my pussy loses its scent when I go through menopause and you'll think of me as a dried-up old crone and start buying used underwear from girls online? Yet another thing to dread in the coming years. Thanks so much for giving me that little tidbit.

Feb 27 11 - 9:19pm
Darlene

Yeah- I was shocked to hear that too. So sad. I should milk this for all it's worth. Menopause sucks in so many ways. One positive thing against all those negative things. I couldn't wait to not have my period again. Now I'm like not now- I don't want to lose all those other things just the period. There is no winning here- just degrees of losing. I guess it does open the door for someone to invent the scent of pussy in a spray can LOL. Like that new car smell ! LMAO

Aug 30 11 - 10:40pm
Mikl

Another couple strikes on why I wouldnt buy panties from ya.

Oct 18 11 - 3:32am
cryingi

you are so mean mikl why? The writter just wanted to find out if she could make money you are are so mean that you would say something negative just to be negative I hope you are married,Cause to need a lot of love and attention

Dec 08 09 - 12:26pm
LC

@K, yeah, depressing huh?

Nov 09 11 - 7:03pm
Kat

you sound like an expert, have you done this yourself?

Dec 19 11 - 3:05pm
SG.

I do it everyday

Feb 10 10 - 4:37am
ED-H

I'm currently trying to sell my panties on Craigslist!
I was hoping she would say where to post it..

Feb 13 10 - 5:17pm
sam

I think thats great, I luv buying used panties. Wish there was girls that sold their used panties in my area.

Feb 23 10 - 10:18am
tany

this is hilarious. i once "auditioned" to be a foot model in a starbucks in the middle of winter, bare feet, arches, and all. the guy def had a foot fetish. but this is way funnier.

Feb 26 10 - 2:02am
AG

Inspired by this piece, I decided to try it out. I made $80 from two transactions. One guy paid $30 the other paid $50. Tomorrow I'm going to sell to two more guys. I think I'm hooked...

Mar 05 10 - 4:47pm
mij

you get the right girl in a bar and a shot and a beer will make here give her panties up in a second to save 12.00

Mar 10 10 - 1:41pm
Girl

Who would want to sniff panties? People get off to some of the most random things lol

May 13 10 - 3:59am
sloanerbonershhh

Nice story ty! i need to check CL again since last time i checked to see if a pair of womens underwear happened 2b for sale i couldnt find any girls in my area actively selling theirs (i figured those adult services girls would if i asked but agh)? i guess CL wudnt allow them postedunder the "cloths4sale" link huh?? Ive just got to stop this habit i have of pilfering thru my hottie friends hampers or dirty clothes piles and "borrowing" a used dirty thong to snifff mm till nextime i visit..i would SO pay them since i luv it so but im skeerd they will say no & discover my little panty exchange system! lol

May 24 10 - 1:23am
Dave

my goodness... the things one can find online these days.

Jun 11 10 - 10:16pm
Noor

This would be funny and entertaining... except that actually there are women and underage girls being sold as sex slaves as we speak. Their pimps take all the cash, it is horrendous. CL could be fun-- if only everyone was consenting. Nerve should consider encouraging the public to hold CL accountable for being an accessory in these unspeakable crimes.

Aug 04 10 - 8:27pm
kissingtimes

I am so excited! I am going to try this tonight! In Chicago, nw burbs, adult jobs....lol

Aug 10 10 - 2:39am
Mr. Helpful

Dear OP;
I hope you realize that the "men" that were interested in your panties originally -- and then decided they just want pics of you -- were most likely what internet folk call "trolls". They wanted personal pics of you to mock and display on websites like 4chan.org.

Nov 28 11 - 9:56pm
Anon

Judging by your use of slang like "OP", it's probably you that is one on 4chan. And those guys that wanted pics of the chick in her underwear... probably just guys that wanted free pics of a chick in her underwear. Don't over think it.

Aug 16 10 - 10:25pm
JCHere

I have never bought panties before, but I have bought socks or shoes loads of times. Part of it is just because I like women's feet, and part of it is just that I like going through the process. It's also nice if I think the woman is getting a kick out of the fact that some stranger is paying for her worn shoes.

Sep 13 10 - 2:14pm
madisan

i want them to sniff my dirty panties.

Oct 01 10 - 11:11pm
crackpatch

Your writing is simple great, Especially for beginners!

Oct 06 10 - 7:02am
lovepussy

this is 4 layla ...how do i know that you a girl selling underwear? I heard some guys sell girls underwear to make money,if you know what i mean?

The only reason I asking is that you are showing your face and you look like you could be a model to be in this line of business.

Oct 07 10 - 12:48pm
natalie

what section of the site did you post it on?

Oct 12 10 - 1:11am
Layla Batari

Im not a guy lol.. You can purchase the gallery and see for your self:)

Nov 15 10 - 5:38am
anonymous

Shoe addicts mocking panty addicts. Nice one. ))))

Nov 20 10 - 3:46am
AnnieNonymous

I actually didn't even know about the whole used panties thing until I was trying to sell some brand new panties (with tags still on) on CL that I received as a gift but were the wrong size. I ended up with two seperate emails saying that they would buy a pair from me used for $100. One wants to make it a more regular thing. And the other is offering $125. Pretty much how they both wanted it to go is meeting in person and I wear the panties up to the meeting spot.

Dec 08 10 - 10:07am
Ultimate Donny

I sent this link to my girlfriend who is considering getting into this line of work. It was a well planned experiment and unbiased as well. It is very informitive, however, she is retardedly serious about doing this. Like your father told you there is no such thing as easy money, at least as far as this line of work goes. Gross...

Dec 09 10 - 12:10am
Used Panty Fetish...

Having a used panty fetish is pretty common. Just google dirty schoolgirl panties or used panties to see an example of one of my favorites. You can also check out dirtyschoolgirlpanties dot com for more about this cute fetish. ;) I've bought panties from this site and also from ebanned and it was extremely exciting.

Feb 04 11 - 10:04pm
Patch Kailyn

Hot blog with clever texts!

Feb 18 11 - 1:30am
gia

Whay are you don't publish actual news?

Feb 18 11 - 10:12am
Keygen Nataly

It's really provoking point of view.

Feb 18 11 - 10:20am
macy

Lol and Lol!

Feb 18 11 - 4:31pm
Download Kaylen

ha-ha-ha-ha! That is standart point of view, be more original!

Mar 07 11 - 9:42am
lisa

i sell panties wat area are u in

Apr 09 11 - 4:11am
tony

I have to agree with an earlier comment, the writer makes this seem much harder than it is. And she made it harder for herself both with her preconceived judgments about how dirty and sleazy this was (everybody has kinks; you may not realize it, but there's probably something that turns you on that would disgust other people), and by refusing to send so much a picture showing her in the panties, even without her face. You want people to pay $100 for a pair of panties? A single picture is not too much for them to ask.

Apr 26 11 - 8:47am
chris woods

My wife Carole sells her worn panties, and I fully approve of her doing it. It's a safe way for her to make some money, and she enjoys doing it, as well as giving pleasure to different men. I don't know if it makes her a whore, but I love her for doing it

May 11 11 - 2:12pm
Brian Mack

Chris woods you are a disgrace, letting your slut of a wife do that; and yes, she IS a whore for letting men smell her body for money

Nov 20 11 - 9:49pm
Samy Tee

Whatever, Brian Mack. Your mom's a whore.

Aug 02 11 - 5:59am
StophyPappy

Est d'accord, c'est l'idГ©e excellente

Aug 04 11 - 9:36pm
oh

When I thought of people selling used panties I always thought they washed them first..but this...wow.

Aug 11 11 - 6:02pm
Maddy

I think I might try this through CL, anybody know how long the customers prefer you to wear them? Like one day, one week, months?

May 29 12 - 7:46am
chris woods

Not months! Carole usually wears them for a day, and she can soil them to her clients' requests in that time. Some men like them only lightly worn, others want front and back soiling. It's up to you to decide what you are willing to do. Good luck.

Sep 23 11 - 4:30pm
vance

what thu ?

Sep 26 11 - 5:20am
Bobby

ewwww

Oct 18 11 - 3:35am
cryingi

I think the information the writter gave was helpful.

Dec 18 11 - 2:06pm
M

i have bought a pantyhose before. i do have a thing for them and it was a great experiance. the thrill of buying them freshly of a pretty women was great. i cherich'd them and wish i had a chance to do it again but since there are many creeps out there ruining it by taking things too far it is hard to do. however, never mail order items like that, if they do not meet in person, they not what you think they came from. i bought a pair of tights online that obviusly were worn by a gy. yuck!

Dec 19 11 - 3:04pm
your wife

no

Dec 19 11 - 3:06pm
oh

ok

Dec 26 11 - 7:40am
bobby03

i love to smell woman's knicker.s so email me x x

Jan 09 12 - 4:51pm
Joe smoe you noe!

I completely love to sniff the panties my girl friend has. I completely love what you women are doing, guys, as I admit myself, we love your scent. Eau du pusseh.

Jan 30 12 - 3:11pm
BobH137

What's dirtier..selling your panties online..or your thoughts?

Feb 19 12 - 2:05pm
Kat

Thanks for this article! I had a VERY similar story, I'm glad I'm not the only one who tried this out! Awesome.

Mar 08 12 - 11:55am
Anonxxxxx

So you're saying you've stopped? :(

Feb 25 12 - 11:59am
Taz69

Nice caboose

May 01 12 - 10:32am
CuriouslyDirty

I have toyed, ahem, with this idea for about 3 years now ... time to seriously concider doing this for real. But WHAT is it the gents want IF I am only willing to provide the panties, a personal note and POSSIBLY a non-ID-ing photo of me in the panties. Any suggestions that won't leave me feeling cheap - since I'm only willing to do this to simply survive my new economy or lack of. THANK YOU in advance <3 :)

May 04 12 - 11:04am
SmellsLikeSummer

I'm seriously thinking of doing this for some extra cash. Is it illegal?

Jul 10 12 - 4:55pm
mae

this seems quite interesting, i think it's rather harmless to be honest aslong as you keep your personal details safe of course, because after all you're just selling used underwear, and a many is happy to buy it. i do think it's interesting and it's silly for people to assume that it's 'slaggy' idon't think it's slaggy, it's not like they are sleeping with the guy... jeshi@live.co.uk

Jul 11 12 - 9:55am
AmiHottie

Hey, I sell my used panties all the time! Don't see an issue with it, no danger, men love it and I love knowing how much it turns them on! Say what you want about that, but women have guilty pleasures too ;) email me if you would like to buy some! loveknickers@hotmail.com

I also send a photo of me wearing the panties as proof! xx

Sep 04 12 - 9:00pm
Clara

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Sep 08 12 - 3:19pm
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Sep 17 12 - 11:18pm
Alley

Hey folks..
That's a myth about menopause and the nice pussy smell
Disappearing! There are some young girls who smell bad because they don't take care of themselves..
I'm 58 and my pussy still does its magic!!